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Nov 17 21:34

Jeff Sessions U.S. Attorney General? Trump comments stir speculation

This is really bad. This guy will start the War On Pot back up full bore unless Donald Trump reins him in.
https://www.theweedblog.com/senator-jeff-sessions-good-people-dont-smo...

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't yet announced the members of his cabinet but a brief statement issued Thursday could be an indication Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is headed to the Justice Department.

Sessions, the first Senator to endorse the business-mogul-turned-politician, met with Trump at his New York office yesterday.
The Trump transition team – lead by Vice President-elect Mike Pence and with Sessions as a vice-chair – issued a statement about the meeting:

Nov 17 16:21

A LETTER TO THE US FROM JOHN CLEESE

Another lib who has lost it. He just pissed off at least half the country.
You didn't give us our Independence John Cleese. We killed thousands of your Lobsterback Redcoats to get it.

To the citizens of the United States of America, in light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II resumes monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy.

Nov 14 13:29

IRS denies tea party groups after long wait for decision on tax-exempt status

Nearly seven years after it applied to the IRS for nonprofit status, the Albuquerque Tea Party has finally been given a decision: Denied.

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Petty revenge, it would seem!

Nov 14 09:57

Obama Rushes to Implement Climate Treaty Without Congress and Before Trump Can Cancel It

By Eric Blair

The Obama Administration is rushing to implement a global treaty on climate change without a vote in Congress and before Trump can “cancel” the agreement.

Put another way, US will be under global governance without input from the people’s elected representatives. Those protesting the prospect of “fascism” might want to pay attention to this story...

Nov 12 17:03

Mayor, police chief urge Portlanders to avoid anti-Trump protests (live updates)

This guy is an idiot and a very weak man IMHO!

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and police Chief Mike Marshman urged Portlanders to stay home instead of joining anti-Trump protests, saying they had been hijacked by people promoting violence.

Marshman said officers were locked in a "battle" with elements of the crowd. He said police had been targets of thrown rocks and fireworks, though no officers had been injured by protesters.

He also characterized Saturday's early-morning shooting of a protester on the Morrison Bridge as the type of incident police are trying to avoid.

Hales said residents should continue to patronize Portland businesses. He also urged Portlanders frustrated with the results of Tuesday's election to channel that feeling into support of liberal causes.

Nov 12 10:23

Here’s Donald Trump’s plan for the first 100 days in office

In October, Trump released a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” The campaign said this was “his contract between myself and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty and accountability, and bringing change to Washington.”

Here are some highlights of his plan:Donald Trump’s 100 Day Plan
Set Congressional term limits
Hiring freeze on all federal employees (exempting military, public safety, and public health)
Create requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated
Renegotiate NAFTA
Withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership
Allow Keystone Pipeline to move forward.......

Nov 12 10:15

Afghanistan: 4 Americans dead in blast at Bagram Airfield

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)Four Americans were killed in an apparent suicide bomb attack early Saturday at Bagram Airfield, the largest US base in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

Nov 12 10:13

Trump Expects to End US Aid to Syrian Rebels

In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, President-elect Donald Trump said that he is likely to end the US support of “moderate” Syrian rebel groups, saying that “we have no idea who these people are” and that the US needs to focus on defeating ISIS.

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Nov 05 08:21

CIVIL WAR II – FOURTH TURNING INTENSIFYING (PART I)

As we enter the final stretch of this vitriolic, deplorable, venomous, propaganda saturated, deceitful, rigged presidential election spectacle, it becomes painfully obvious this Fourth Turning is careening toward bloodshed, bedlam, confrontation, and civil war. The linear fixated establishment, who fancy themselves intellectually superior to the irredemables, are too blinded by their sociopathic, increasingly audacious subversion of the Constitution, to grasp the level of rage and disillusionment of a white working class that has been screwed over for decades.

Nov 02 09:39

OBAMACARE “NEAR COLLAPSE” IN MINNESOTA AS PRICES JUMP 60% AVERAGE

Minnesota will let the health insurers in its Obamacare market raise rates by at least 50 percent next year, after the individual market there came to the brink of collapse, the state’s commerce commissioner said Friday.

The increases range from 50 percent to 67 percent, Commissioner Mike Rothman’s office said in a statement. Rothman, who regulates the state’s insurers, is an appointee under Governor Mark Dayton, a Democrat. The rate hike follows increases for this year of 14 percent to 49 percent.

“It’s in an emergency situation — we worked hard and avoided a collapse.” Rothman said in a telephone interview. “It’s a stopgap for 2017.”

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Nov 01 19:14

30GB Rothschild Data Hack Reveals $150 Million Hillary Campaign Donation

The Hacker Group Anonymous has just released 30 GB of data hacked from a foundation with close ties to the Clinton Foundation.

As the WikiLeaks Podesta emails have shown us the Clinton Foundation and the Hillary Clinton campaign have close ties to the Rockerfellers, the Rothschilds and Soros.

The Hacker Group Anonymous has just released 30 Gigabytes of data it claims was hacked from the Bradley Foundation which is apparently serves as a money laundering front between the Rothschild’s and the Clinton’s by using using the Bradley Foundation and the Clinton Foundation.

The announcement just came via the Anonymous Global Twitter account.

Nov 01 14:44

Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Fundraising Benefited From Loophole In Federal Anti-Corruption Rule

‘Particularly Vulnerable To Pay To Play Practices’

Despite an anti-corruption rule that was designed to reduce the financial industry’s political power, top officials from the investment firm BlackRock hosted Hillary Clinton at campaign fundraisers earlier this year.

The cash — which poured in through a loophole in the law — came in as BlackRock’s federal contracts to manage billions of dollars of retiree assets will be up for renewal during the next president’s term.

Oct 28 07:46

The Loosening Grip: A Beginner’s Guide to Death Throes

Oh good. The world reaches a crossroads, or probably a road off a cliff, just when I want to relax and watch gratuitous violence on the tube. To judge by the rapid drift of events aboard our planetary asylum, the talons of Washington and New York on the world’s throat are fast being pried a-loose. The Global American Imperium is dying. Or so it sure looks anyway.

I say talons of “New York and Washington” because America’s foreign policy, forged in those two cities, belongs entirely to them. Americans have no influence on it. Further, none of of what the Empire does abroad is of any benefit to Americans.

Oct 27 22:53

We Now Have Proof Obamacare Was Designed to Fail... and Here's Why

The oligarchy runs our society with Problem - Reaction - Solution. If anything, these leaks have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the two-party system is an illusion and the whole construct is one huge pay-for-play corporate sham. Obamacare was always meant to destroy the private health care system and usher in single-payer, government run socialist medicine. It was designed that way... and it's "working".

Oct 26 21:35

Pentagon will stop seeking repayment of California Guard bonuses

Good!
The Pentagon will halt collection efforts to recoup up to 10,000 fraudulent enlistment bonuses that were awarded to reservists with the California National Guard at the height of the Iraq War.

There was public outcry after a recent Los Angeles Times report that revealed California National Guard officials are demanding the return of bonuses that were offered to help recruit part-time troops at the height of the Iraq War when recruiting and retaining troops was a challenge.

The individual troops did not know at the time that the bonuses were fraudulent. The debt — which now includes interest accrued over the years — is causing financial hardship among some veterans, many of whom spent the money long ago and are retired.

Oct 26 11:38

Editorial: Obamacare continues to crumble

The Affordable Care Act hasn’t worked since it was implemented in 2013, and it’s becoming increasingly unaffordable. It has failed to deliver the improved health care system President Barack Obama promised when he signed the overhaul into law six years ago.

Oct 23 09:14

Tiny Region of Wallonia in Small Country of Belgium Trips up Global Corporatocracy

Visibly shaken, as Reuters put it, Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland walked out of EU trade negotiations in Belgium on Friday evening, lamenting that the EU is “incapable of reaching an agreement – even with a country with European values such as Canada.” A big trade deal that had taken years to negotiate, mostly in total secrecy, had just collapsed. So how in the world did such a mega screw-up happen?

Oct 22 08:15

Elite’s War on Free Speech, Free Press, Free Internet and the Truth

By Joachim Hagopian
October 22, 2016
“A populace deprived of the ability to separate lies from truth, is no longer capable of sustaining a free society.”

Journalist Chris Hedges

As the ruling elite pushes its rigged election, forcibly cramming crime boss Hillary down our gullets against the people’s choice or will, so goes suppression of information rapidly shutting off the truth spigot, leaving Americans high and dry, starved of honesty by their oligarchic owned and controlled crime cabal government. Signs that the globalists are panicking are visible every day as they aggressively provoke World War III timed with the collapse of their morally and financially bankrupted global economy. And with two-thirds of Americans living from paycheck to paycheck, the future does not look bright.

Oct 21 10:22

‘I Had Nothing to Do With That!’ Obama Dodges Blame For Skyrocketing Premiums

President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems.

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Oct 20 01:46

Debt Up $236,991,525,500.74 Since First Trump-Clinton Debate…

The federal debt increased $236,991,525,500.74 in the twenty-two days that passed between the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and the close of business yesterday—the last day for which the Treasury has published the debt data.

Oct 19 07:34

Weekend Events Confirm War between US and Russia Could Be Sooner than Later

By Joachim Hagopian
October 19, 2016
Right now the US mainstream media is obsessing over Donald’s alleged womanizing and female groping soap opera as the Clinton’s/MSM’s pruriently entertaining smokescreen, neatly designed to cover up Hillary/Bill’s serial raping and her criminal lead role as enabler/strong armed intimidator of past victims. Meanwhile, barely noticed in a virtual media blackout in the West are at least a half-dozen high alert, significant international developments this last weekend that all strongly indicate the extreme danger of a nuclear war breaking out at any time against Russia and its Eastern alliance.

Oct 16 00:16

Suspect In Good Samaritan Shooting Faces Numerous Charges

DENVER (CBS4) – A man accused of a shooting his ex-girlfriend and a Good Samaritan who tried to help her is now facing a long list of charges.

Denver’s district attorney on Friday announced charges against Jesus Garcia, 32, that include attempted first degree murder, kidnapping and assault.

Garcia is being held at the Denver Jail on a $350,000 bond. He has a long criminal history that includes violation of immigration laws. He is set to be back in court for a preliminary hearing early next month.

Brian Geer, the Good Samaritan who was a victim in this case, is facing large medical expenses. Friends have set up a GoFundMe account for him.

Oct 15 11:19

Time to Rescue Millennials, College-Educated Voters From College Debt

This is kick ass!

Young Americans of the millennial generation and others with college degrees need urgent relief from the $1.3 trillion in accumulated tuition debt they owe, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said at a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio.

"We [are going to] lower the cost of college and solve the tuition debt crisis… We are going to work [it] out."

Trump vowed that if elected to be the next US president he would threaten to remove tax exemption from wealthy endowments enjoyed by many US educational institutions if colleges did not use that wealth to cut their tuition costs.

Oct 13 07:31

Health law 'no longer affordable,' Dayton says

Minnesota's Democratic governor said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act is "no longer affordable," a stinging critique from a state leader who strongly embraced the law and proudly proclaimed health reform was working in Minnesota just a few years ago.

Gov. Mark Dayton made the comments while addressing questions about Minnesota's fragile health insurance market, where individual plans are facing double-digit increases after all insurers threatened to exit the market entirely in 2017. He's the only Democratic governor to publicly suggest the law isn't working as intended.

Dayton's comments follow former President Bill Clinton's saying last week that the law was "the craziest thing in the world" before he backtracked.

Oct 12 10:28

Trump As President Would Pose Global Danger,To NWO Says U.N. rights chief

I added the part after the comma,but you know that is what he meant.
US out of UN,UN out of US!

Reuters
WORLD NEWS | Wed Oct 12, 2016 | 5:26pm BST
Trump as president would pose global danger - U.N. rights chief

By Stephanie Nebehay | GENEVA
The world will be in danger if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, the top United Nations human rights official said on Wednesday.......

Oct 12 09:14

Wall Street speeches reveal the real Hillary

The (true) story that Hillary Clinton is a liar on issues big and small, that she uses half-truths, deceptions and dissembling to cover up her reprobate behavior is an old one.

But it’s a story Hillary breathes more life into every day she moves closer to becoming president. The latest treasure trove of evidence: a WikiLeaks email dump chronicling her two-faced behavior in such dramatic tones that it should be required reading for anyone who thinks she has the temperament to lead this country. (She hasn’t denied the emails’ authenticity.)

Oct 07 21:45

The Elite is Accelerating Earth Changing Events in a Rush to Implant Hillary in Power

Do Americans really want to place their lives in the hands of a known psychopathic liar and criminal with such severe medical impairments who possesses the capability to push the nuke button that would end the world?

Oct 07 08:42

California Becomes First State To Request "Waiver" To Offer Obamacare To Illegal Immigrants

Remember that time when South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson shouted "You Lie!" just after President Obama assured American's before a joint session of Congress that illegal immigrants would not be eligible for Obamacare?

Apparently California Governor Jerry Brown was not convinced by Obama's denials as he signed a bill back in June that allowed the state to apply for a federal waiver to open Covered California to illegal immigrants. And, lest you thought it was a bluff, Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee has just sent a letter (attached in its entirety below) to the Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, requesting a waiver to "expand access to undocumented individuals."

Oct 07 07:29

ObamaCare architect confronted over rising premiums

Oct 07 07:21

Panama Papers? Try UNITED STATES Papers?!

I received a call from a banker – a US banker – asking me whether I’d be interested in helping our European investors and wealthy families transfer their wealth to the US. He asked me whether we would like our European clients to hide their assets with his bank. “After all, the US offers foreigners [not Americans of course…!] the highest level of banking secrecy and safety.” US banks are openly shopping for non-US business, openly inviting them to evade taxes by taking advantage of the US tax haven!

Oct 06 08:22

3 Jonathan Gruber Videos: Americans "Too Stupid to Understand" Obamacare

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My father attended MIT, so I know first hand that it indoctrinates their graduates with a strong sense of intellectual elitism, and the presumed inferiority of anyone who went to a lesser school.

Oct 05 07:50

Even The New York Times Thinks Obamacare Is A Disaster - It's "Too Expensive And Inaccessible"

You know that you've failed as a democratic law maker if even the New York Times trashes your signature "achievement" as "too expensive and inaccessible." Unfortunately for the Obama administration, that is exactly how the Times chose to describe Obamacare concluding that it will "almost certainly have to change to survive."

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Oct 05 06:01

OOPS! LIST OF TOP 10 CORPORATE TAX DODGERS Are All Hillary Donors…Compliments Of Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders recently outed the 10 biggest multinational corporations that paid no federal taxes for at least one year between 2008 and 2012. Sanders has made reining in corporate tax dodgers a key point of his presidential platform. In a recent press release, the Sanders campaign laid out the Vermont senator’s plans to force multinational corporations to pay their fair share in taxes:

As it turns out, all ten of those same companies are some of Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors, whether to her campaign or to her family foundation.

1. GENERAL ELECTRIC

Oct 04 08:02

500 IRS Employees Caught Not Paying Taxes in 2015, Only 5 Fired

Just how harshly does the IRS treat tax cheats within its own agency? Are IRS employees who don’t pay their taxes still being rewarded with bonuses and paid time off in 2016? Newly obtained documents reveal the answers: not very, and the IRS isn’t telling.

In 2015, the IRS disciplined nearly 500 of its employees for either not filing their tax returns, filing late, or understating their tax liability. However, the agency only terminated five of its workers for these offenses. The information was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Committee for Efficient Government (CFEG) on April 7, 2016.

The request sought data relevant to the number of employees within the agency who have been punished for irregularities with their tax returns in the last two years, as well as information pertaining to the amount of money the Treasury may still be owed as a result.

Oct 04 05:45

“Completely Unsustainable”: Obamacare Destroys Middle Class, Rising As Much as 67%. Just in 2017.

Minnesota is in good company.

Like dozens of other states across the country, its government-mandated health care exchange is facing steeply-rising premiums for individual plans at levels that are both outrageous and completely impossible for the average Middle Class family to pay or keep up with.

And as future rates continue to rise – and it’s going to hurt a lot of people.

Because the system was designed to fail; or, because the government and health care lobbies have so little regard for the people that will actually have to live and die by their rules, the prices are skyrocketing by more than 50% in Minnesota – and by similarly absurd numbers in other states – and the exchange narrowly avoiding collapsing altogether in 2017.

Oct 03 19:19

BOMBSHELL: Hillary Hits Trump On Taxes, Then Line 15 On Her Return Leaks

Hillary Clinton is desperate during this election, and she’s proven it by taking a swing at Donald Trump about his taxes. Unfortunately for her, it seems that line 15 of one of her most recent returns has just come to light – and the bombshell reality is embarrassing to say the least.

As it turns out, Hillary has done the same exact thing on her own returns. Hillary is just as “guilty” of using the so-called “loophole” put in place by the IRS. If anyone is angry about either candidate doing this, please direct it at the IRS and those responsible for making the tax laws.

Oct 03 16:38

The Pardon of Marc Rich: How Hillary Clinton Served as the “Secret Weapon” for One of the Biggest Tax Cheats in American History

President-in-waiting Hillary Clinton has never addressed her role in the midnight pardon of billionaire fugitive Marc Rich. In fact, she’s rarely been asked her opinion on the free pass given to one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, a man who violated embargoes against Iran and South Africa and fled the country rather than face trial in what was billed as “the biggest tax evasion case in history.” Hillary has variously said that she was “unaware” of the decision and “surprised” by it. When pressed, she merely cackles.

Oct 03 16:32

Scott Adams: Trump’s Tax Leak to the New York Times Caused an Unexpected Ripple Effect of Smart People Explaining Taxes to Their Dumb Friends

Scott then goes on to explain taxes and economics to his Periscope audience!

This can also be a companion video for Scott’s blog posts: Presidential Temperament and The Week I Became a Target.

Oct 03 09:11

Clinton Campaign Admits Hillary Used Same Tax Avoidance "Scheme" As Trump

Well this is a little awkward. With the leaked 1995 Trump tax returns 'scandal' focused on the billionaire's yuuge "net operating loss" and how it might have 'legally' enabled him to pay no taxes for years, we now discover none other than Hillary Rodham Clinton utilized a $700,000 "loss" to avoid paying some taxes in 2015.

Oct 03 08:00

CLINTON CAMPAIGN ADMITS HILLARY USED SAME TAX AVOIDANCE "SCHEME" AS TRUMP

Well this is a little awkward. With the leaked 1995 Trump tax returns 'scandal' focused on the billionaire's yuuge "net operating loss" and how it might have 'legally' enabled him to pay no taxes for years, we now discover none other than Hillary Rodham Clinton utilized a $700,000 "loss" to avoid paying some taxes in 2015.

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Pot....kettle.....black.

Oct 03 07:07

Near ‘Collapse,’ Minnesota to Raise Obamacare Rates by Half

Minnesota will let the health insurers in its Obamacare market raise rates by at least 50 percent next year, after the individual market there came to the brink of collapse, the state’s commerce commissioner said Friday.

Oct 02 18:17

Clinton Campaign Admits Hillary Used Same Tax Avoidance "Scheme" As Trump

Well this is a little awkward. With the leaked 1995 Trump tax returns 'scandal' focused on the billionaire's yuuge "net operating loss" and how it might have 'legally' enabled him to pay no taxes for years, we now discover none other than Hillary Rodham Clinton utilized a $700,000 "loss" to avoid paying some taxes in 2015.

Sep 30 13:03

What to Do to Prepare for Financial Collapse: “Get Out of Debt. Store. Prep. Cash. Gold.”

Mass unemployment. Loss of income. Heavy dependence on assistance. And the biggest strain on the system we can imagine.

The United States is once again brought to the brink of collapse. So what should you do?

What you can do, however, is lessen the impact that the collapse will have on you and your family.... Your best investment is getting out of debt. ... The only investments that are secure during a financial collapse are precious metals and real estate.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 30 09:25

Obama administration may use obscure fund to pay billions to ACA insurers

The Obama administration is maneuvering to pay health insurers billions of dollars the government owes under the Affordable Care Act, through a move that could circumvent Congress and help shore up the president’s signature legislative achievement before he leaves office.

Justice Department officials have privately told several health plans suing over the unpaid money that they are eager to negotiate a broad settlement, which could end up offering payments to about 175 health plans selling coverage on ACA marketplaces, according to insurance executives and lawyers familiar with the talks.

The payments most likely would draw from an obscure Treasury Department fund intended to cover federal legal claims, the executives and lawyers said. This approach would get around a recent congressional ban on the use of Health and Human Services money to pay the insurers.

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Sep 22 06:42

Gallup: If Small Businesses Keep Dying “We’ll Lose the Whole Middle Class”

Citing statistics that show a precipitous decline in the comfortable status of “middle class,” Gallup CEO Jim Clifton explained how government/economic interference is killing small businesses and people who used to be employed by them.

The percentage of Americans who say they are in the middle or upper-middle class has fallen 10 percentage points, from a 61% average between 2000 and 2008 to 51% today.

There are three serious metrics that need to be turned around or we’ll lose the whole middle class.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 21 07:56

Impoverished city spends $43-million on Amtrak station that may never be used

Nobody asked Amtrak if it wanted or needed a new station in Niagara Falls, New York

City leaders are yet to reach a deal with Amtrak regarding the new $43 million dollar train station in Niagara Falls.

As of Tuesday the new state-of-the-art train depot on Main Street was closed. The issue, there is no train servicing the station. That's because Niagara Falls City Leaders are still trying to reach an agreement with Amtrak on leasing the building. It's leaving several residents wondering if this train station will ever open.

Sep 20 10:56

Israel Is Rich, Powerful, and Armed With 100s of Nukes Why send it $38 billion in new death gear? (Ron Paul)

Last week’s announcement of a record-breaking US aid package for Israel underscores how dangerously foolish and out-of-touch is our interventionist foreign policy. Over the next ten years, the US taxpayer will be forced to give Israel some $38 billion dollars in military aid. It is money we cannot afford going to a country that needs no assistance to maintain its status as the most powerful military in the Middle East.

Sep 19 07:08

Who’s Keeping the IRS Scandal Alive? We Are, and Here’s Why

The issue here is that the IRS, until very recently, had still not begun to process the tax-exempt applications of two groups who were among the hundreds initially flagged by the agency’s “be on the lookout” (BOLO) lists.

The reason for that, the IRS said, is the agency’s internal policy of placing reviews on hold for cases that are under litigation. In early August, however, a DC court of appeals blasted the IRS for this “Catch 22” of a policy and in effect forced the agency’s hand.

“The IRS is telling applicants in these cases that ‘we have been violating your rights and not properly processing your applications. You are entitled to have your applications processed. But if you ask for that processing by way of a lawsuit, then you can’t have it,’” one of the judges wrote in the decision.

Sep 17 05:45

HOW CHARITABLE! 5.7% Of Foundation Budget Went To Charity...

Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization’s IRS filings. The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and “other expenses.”

Sep 14 09:20

"Rampant Fraud" Exposed In Obamacare Exchanges: 100% Of Fictitious Enrollees Obtained Subsidies

A recent "undercover enrollment" investigation conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that pretty much anyone can sign up for Obamacare and receive taxpayer funded incentives without having to worry about pesky little details like proving citizenship, identity or income-based needs.

Sep 14 09:01

Republicans submit resolution to impeach IRS commissioner

Conservatives say Koskinen hampered Congress' effort to investigate the IRS for tough assessments of Tea Party groups that sought tax exemptions several years ago. Koskinen denies that.

“For years the IRS has abused its power to target people based on their political views. Commissioner John Koskinen not only did nothing about it, but continued the trend of deception by deliberately keeping Congress and the American people in the dark,” Fleming said in a statement Tuesday. “To date no one has been held accountable and no one will unless we move forward with a resolution to require a vote on his impeachment.”

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Sep 13 16:56

Your Money or Your Life: What’s Behind the Latest Government Scam to Rob You Blind?

The government’s schemes to swindle, cheat, scam, and generally defraud Americans have run the gamut from wasteful pork barrel legislation, cronyism and graft to asset forfeiture schemes, the modern-day equivalent of highway robbery, astronomical health care “reform,” and costly stimulus packages.

Sep 12 06:58

10 REASONS THE U.S. GOVT DOESN’T DESERVE YOUR TAX DOLLARS

Sep 10 08:53

Federal College Tax Credits Cost $32 Billion/Year And Have Zero Effect On Applications Or Enrollment

This study examines the effect of information about tax credits for college using a sample of over 1 million students or prospective students in Texas. We sent emails and letters to students that described tax credits for college and tracked college outcomes. We find that for all three of our samples—already enrolled students, students who had previously applied to college but were not currently enrolled, and rising high school seniors—that information about tax credits for college did not affect reenrollment, application, and enrollment respectively.

Sep 06 16:48

Clinton charities ignore law requiring them to disclose millions from foreign donors

“It looks like they are being dragged kicking and screaming into any disclosure at all about their foreign (government) donors, and ultimately still failing to live up to the letter of the law"

Sep 04 17:57

Tim Cook: 'Apple hasn't done anything wrong'

"Taxes are for peasants only."

Sep 04 15:58

Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax than sausage stall, says Austria

Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax in Austria than a local sausage stall, the country's Chancellor Christian Kern has said in a newspaper interview.

"Every Viennese cafe, every sausage stand pays more tax in Austria than a multinational corporation," Mr Kern told Der Standard.

"That goes for Starbucks, Amazon and other companies," he said.

Sep 03 06:44

White House Attacks Aetna For Leaving The Obamacare Marketplace

Sep 02 11:34

The Secret Global Court – Why corporate criminals and corrupt politicians desperately want the TPP

Obama needs to ensure he gets well compensated after leaving office for a job well done protecting, defending and further enriching the global oligarch class.

Sep 02 09:02

US exceptionalism: How dare the EU demand US companies pay more tax!

Boy - what a load of anger. How dare these Europeans expect US multinationals to pay corporation tax at the same rate as everyone else! Don’t they know that US multinationals are different!

What we're seeing here is another aspect of US exceptionalism in the neoliberal/neocon era. The same exceptionalism which decrees the US has the right to bomb/invade countries at will, in blatant contravention of international law - also decrees that its right and proper giant US corporations should be given preferential treatment by foreign tax authorities.

Sep 01 14:37

Congress Officially Says "Banks Are the Top of the Pyramid"

Found this in the Congressional archives from 1974 – with details showing that the top 8 banks own most of the media, utility companies, gas & energy and other sectors of the economy... control over the U.S. is assumed, even by the Senate.


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Sep 01 11:07

Apple Ordered to Pay $14 Billion in Europe for Dodging Taxes

Apple is facing a huge tax bill in Ireland. The multi-billion dollar company was ordered this week to pay a record-breaking €13bn in back taxes to Ireland.

The European Commission made the ruling after a three-year investigation that found Apple had only paid $55 in taxes for ever $1.12 million it made in European profits. That essentially made its tax rate 0.0005 percent for the year 2014. The usual rate for corporation tax in Ireland is 12.5%. The €13bn owed equates to roughly $14.5 billion USD.

According to the commission, Apple and Irish tax authorities entered into an illegal tax deal that was allowing Apple to pay a minimum tax rate of just 1%. The deal violated rules on state aid.

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"Will you take it in iPhone 6'es???"

Aug 31 07:25

IRS doesn’t tell 1M taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers

The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday.

Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled — and fell woefully short anyway.

As a result, most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up.

“Taxpayers identified as victims of employment-related identity theft are not notified,” the inspector general said.

Aug 30 17:04

Whoops! IRS doesn’t tell 1 million taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers

The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday. Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled, and fell woefully short anyway. As a result most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up.

Aug 30 15:05

Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook

Forcing Apple to pay the same tax rate as other companies will lead to the destruction of Europe, according to its not-entirely objective CEO Tim Cook.

"This would strike a devastating blow to the sovereignty of EU member states over their own tax matters, and to the principle of certainty of law in Europe," Cook said in a statement Tuesday, adding: "Beyond the obvious targeting of Apple, the most profound and harmful effect of this ruling will be on investment and job creation in Europe."

Aug 30 07:49

Obamacare Meltdown: We Don’t Need Gov’t to Provide “Safety Net” for the Poor

The decision of several major insurance companies to cut their losses and withdraw from the Obamacare exchanges, combined with the failure of 70 percent of Obamacare’s health insurance “co-ops, ” will leave one in six Obamacare enrollees with only one health insurance option. If Obamacare continues on its current track, most of America may resemble Pinal County, Arizona, where no one can obtain private health insurance. Those lucky enough to obtain insurance will face ever-increasing premiums and a declining choice of providers.

Aug 29 16:26

Coffee with Scott Adams (08-29-2016)

“Let me summarize the news. The headlines look like this: Trump, Trump, Trump . . . Trump, Trump Trump . . . Trump, Trump, Trump . . . Hillary has bad health.”

Highlights

- Trump challenging Hillary’s health records and mysterious accidental barbell-related deaths

- The Weiner effect

- Trump and deportations

- Not being anti-beard

- Trump’s tax returns

- Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem

Aug 27 10:29

Stunning Maps Depict Collapse Of Obamacare "Coverage" In 2017

Well, as we've pointed out numerous times things are not really playing out as Obama had hoped with premiums skyrocketing (see "Obamacare On "Verge Of Collapse" As Premiums Set To Soar Again In 2017") and "competition" collapsing (see "Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Warns Obamacare "Very Near Collapse"").

The two maps below prove that point beautifully by illustrating the epic collapse of Obamacare coverage in just 1 year. A collapse that will leave a stunning number of people across the country with only 1 option for health insurance. Meanwhile, healthcare shoppers in Pinal County, Arizona will actually be left with no options in 2017 as all carriers have abandoned service there.

Aug 26 17:22

Elderly Couple Forced to Live Apart Weep in Heartbreaking Photo

Government!

Anita and Wolf Gottschalk have been inseparable throughout their 62 years of marriage — but now, the elderly couple has been apart for eight months, forced to say a heartbreaking goodbye over and over again.

Their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik, says a backlog in the Canadian health care system has made it impossible to move Wolf, 83, out of his transitional nursing home and into the care facility where Anita, 81, is living.

Aug 25 09:47

Washington threatens Brussels over plan to demand billions in unpaid taxes from Apple

The US Treasury Department has warned about possible retaliation if the European Commission pursues American companies like Apple, Amazon and Starbucks over tax avoidance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Taxes are only for the little people!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 25 08:56

INCOME TAX – THEN & NOW

Aug 25 08:12

A THIRD OF AMERICANS “WILL HAVE ONLY ONE CHOICE” ON THEIR OBAMACARE PLAN NEXT YEAR

Everyone was forced onto Obamacare.

Now, it is collapsing… by design.

Sadly, this was the plan all along – to completely socialize health care after the collapse of competition in this new government-backed monopoly market that represents approximately one-sixth of the entire U.S. economy.

A stinking scam to take the whole thing over – and our health with it.

But really… this is going to hurt a lot of Americans.

Aug 24 17:05

She’s just one of us of course! Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton…

Instead of flying between New York and Washington, DC, like a common traveler, Hillary Clinton wanted the Air Force to fly her — because she didn’t feel well enough to fly commercial, newly released emails show.

Aug 24 06:54

IRS Demands You Pay Your Taxes, Hires Contractors Who Don’t

According to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS does not effectively screen its contractors for failing to pay federal taxes.

Since 2012, the IRS has been prohibited from awarding contracts to corporations with federal tax debts and has been unable to systematically prevent those hirings from happening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Taxes aren't about raising revenue any more. They are about keeping you poor to keep you weak and under control. The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. This is nonsense. If everyone were rich nobody would collect the trash or repair the roads and sewers. Capitalism operates only by imposing a wealth differential; intentionally keeping the politically unfavored poor enough where they have to take the thousands of distasteful jobs society requires to keep functioning.

Aug 23 05:45

Wyoming government claims ownership of the WIND… levies taxes on the movement of air

As absurd as it may sound, Wyoming’s state legislature is levying a tax on wind in an apparent effort to protect the fossil fuel industry by putting wind farms out of business.

Aug 18 13:17

Hypocrite Hillary Used the Word ‘Assassination’ in 2008 Anti-Obama Campaign

For, as John Adams reminded us, “There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

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